Kachari Dimasa in Bangladesh

Kachari Dimasa
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Kachari Dimasa
Country: Bangladesh
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 12,000
World Population: 158,000
Primary Language: Dimasa
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction

The name "Dimasa" stands for "children of the big river," referring to the Brahmaputra river. They are one of the oldest inhabitants of the northeastern part of India, and one of the many Kachari tribes. Dimasa believe that they are the children of Bangla Raja and the great divine bird Aarikhidima. Among the six ancestral gods, Sibrai is the eldest and the most important and during worship his name is to be uttered first. The traditional village headman is a Khunang, having both executive and judiciary powers. He is assisted by another official called the Dillik, and a third man, the Daulathu. They are farmers, and raise many kinds of crops and produce.

Ministry Obstacles

Lack of sustained, focused prayer inhibits the advance of the Lord's kingdom throughout South Asia. There are powerful spiritual forces that resist the gospel, and these are overcome by prayer.

Outreach Ideas

The New Testament is available in the Dimasa language, as well as resources such as recordings and films. Please pray for workers to carry these resources to the people who can help them understand the gospel.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no reported Christians among the Dimasa of Bangladesh, but there are reported Christians within this people group in India. Please pray for spiritual maturity for these Christians, and for an increase in their numbers.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Lord will grant spiritual understanding to all the people groups of Bangladesh. Pray he will reveal Jesus in powerful and convincing ways, and will grant people faith to believe.

Text Source:   Joshua Project